MATH 141 - PRECALCULUS

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• SOLUTIONS TO THE FINAL NOW UP: Final  Solutions

• CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

• ALEKS EXTRA CREDIT!

(This review can especially help with the very difficult Quiz 1A.)

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• IF YOU LIKE ALEKS, BUT YOU FIND THE PACE IN 141 TO BE TOO FAST, TRY THE MATH 15s!

They’re great, 1-unit, online, ALEKS-based, self-paced refreshers that have helped many students. 15E is trig; 15F is college algebra. A “no-pass” does not affect GPA, though it does appear on your transcript; it’s mostly a problem if you’re on academic probation. 15E includes 15D (geometry). Instead of enrolling in both 15E and 15F, contact the instructor, and s/he may be able to make arrangements with you to just enroll in one Precalculus class, though you may be facing material you haven’t seen yet.

These are offered a couple of times throughout the semester. You could take more than one in one semester! Get a good foundation for your classes!

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I recommend two-page-to-a-side and/or double-sided printing to save paper. If the typed print is too small, try something like Page Setup: Scale: 110% or 105%, unless print gets cut off (100% may be better for handwritten notes). Color printing is nice, but B&W printing is cheaper.

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• Class Notes

Many students benefit from printing the notes for a lecture beforehand, reviewing them, and commenting on them in class.

You may want to take personalized “sketch notes” in class.

Creative Commons License: For “attribution,” simply mention my name and/or web URL somewhere if you’re using huge chunks of the notes. I simply want due credit.

• CORRECTION to 1.2.3! In the middle of page 1.2.3, -9 (instead of 9) is not in the domain of f.

Notes for Quiz 1A and Quiz 1B (last revised 1/27/13)

• Chapter 0: Preliminary Topics: (last revised 1/27/13)

• Chapter 1: Functions

• MATH DANCES FOR GRAPHING!

http://9gag.com/gag/4419992/do-the-math-dance (correction: x^2 + y^2 = r^2)

http://www.seyedrezabazyar.com/fa/math-dances/

https://www.reddit.com/r/geek/comments/444shr/dancing_mathematician/ (see the dance!)

• (The following notes will be revised for later semesters. Section and page references may be inconsistent with the new Chapters 0 and 1. Please Email me with comments/suggestions.)

Notes for Midterm 2

• Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions

• Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

• CARD SHARKS AND (NEARLY) EXPONENTIAL GROWTH:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z8IK4dj_uYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCzvH9nLZYA

• WATCH “THE SIMPSONS!”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZivCw3bB6w

Notes for Midterm 3

• Chapter 4: Trigonometry

• VISUALIZING THE SIX BASIC TRIG FUNCTIONS:

http://www.kkuniyuk.com/TrigSixParts.pdf (revised 2/11/06)

http://imgur.com/oSq3D5j?r

Notes for Midterm 4

• Chapter 5: Analytic Trigonometry

• Chapter 6: Additional Topics in Trigonometry

• KHAN ACADEMY ON EULER’S FORMULA. (Do you have emotion?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgNtPOgFje0

Notes for Final

• Chapter 7: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

• Chapter 8: Matrices and Determinants

• Chapter 9: Discrete Math

• VIDEOS AND PASCAL’S TRIANGLE MAGIC: CLICK ON Notes for Final

• Chapter 10: Conics and Polar Coordinates [as time permits] (Ch.10 is mostly handwritten.)

• ANIMATION ON CONICS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO2zAU3Eppo

Corrections: (0:48-1:07) The double-nappe cone (or simply “cone”) here should not be thought of as finite, so there are no “bases” and there is no “base perimeter.”  The term “directrix” is used elsewhere, especially when describing parabolas.

In previous semesters, the final was cumulative. For your information, here was the outline provided: Math141OldFinalOutline.pdf

 

• Syllabus (Spring 2017): Syllabus

 

• Homework Assignments

• Printed hard copies of these will be provided in class.

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• SPRING 2017:

Instructions

#1-A: HWAnswers … (Ch.0 in my notes) (9 points) … (revised 1/19/16)

#1-B: HWAnswers … (Ch.1) (6 points) … (revised 9/3/15)

#2: HWAnswers … (Chs.2 and 3) (15 points) … (revised 9/16/16 – answer to 2.2, #4)

#3: HWAnswers … (Ch.4) (15 points) … (revised 10/27/12)

#4: HWAnswers … (Chs.5 and 6) (15 points) … (revised 4/1/17 – minor edits)

#5: HWAnswers … (Chs.7-10) (25 points). (revised 4/24/16)

PolarGraphPaper (Ch.10; created using Mathematica with Microsoft Word)

• OLD ASSIGNMENTS FROM FALL 2016 (MAY BE UPDATED FOR SPRING 2017):

 

• Old Exams and Solutions (Fall 2016)

Disclaimer: Your exams might look very different from these! Lengths of exam times may be different.

If your printer is broken, you can ask me for printed hard copies in my office hours.

Quiz 1A  Solutions (1 hour and 15 minutes)

• Chapter 0: Preliminary Topics

Quiz 1B  Solutions (45 minutes)

• Chapter 1: Functions

Midterm #2  Solutions (50 minutes for Part 1; 1 hour and 20 minutes for Part 2)

• Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions

• Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Midterm #3  Solutions (30 minutes for Part 1; 1 hour and 40 minutes for Part 2)

• Chapter 4: Trigonometry

Midterm #4  Solutions (40-45 minutes for Part 1; 1 hour and 25-30 minutes for Part 2)

• Chapter 5: Analytic Trigonometry

• Chapter 6: Additional Topics in Trigonometry

Final  Solutions (2 hours and 20 minutes). Material covered in later terms may differ.

• Chapter 7: Systems of Equations [and Inequalities]

• Chapter 8: Matrices and Determinants

• Chapter 9: Discrete Math

• Chapter 10: Conics and Polar Coordinates

 

• Current Exams and Solutions (Spring 2017)

Quiz 1A  Solutions (1 hour and 15 minutes)

• Chapter 0: Preliminary Topics

Quiz 1B  Solutions (45-50 minutes)

• Chapter 1: Functions

Midterm #2  Solutions (50 minutes for Part 1; 1 hour and 20 minutes for Part 2)

• Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions

• Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Midterm #3  Solutions (30-40 minutes for Part 1; 1 hour and 30-40 minutes for Part 2)

• Chapter 4: Trigonometry

Midterm #4  Solutions (40-45 minutes for Part 1; 1 hour and 25-30 minutes for Part 2)

• Chapter 5: Analytic Trigonometry

• Chapter 6: Additional Topics in Trigonometry

Final  Solutions (2 hours and 20 minutes). Material covered in later terms may differ.

• Chapter 7: Systems of Equations [and Inequalities]

• Chapter 8: Matrices and Determinants

• Chapter 9: Discrete Math

• Chapter 10: Conics and Polar Coordinates

• Exams and solutions will be posted about a week after you take them.

 

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